Stony Brook Medicine News
5/22/2017 New MDs Enter Medical Profession in Age of Technology and GlobalizationOne hundred and twenty-six Stony Brook University School of Medicine 2017 graduates will soon launch their careers as physicians. The Class received their MD degrees during the School's 43nd Convocation, presided over by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. The new physicians, who gathered at the Convocation Ceremony in a packed Staller Center on May 18, begin their residency training in July.
5/19/2017 Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky Installed as Chair of GNYHAKenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences at Stony Brook University and Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was installed as the 2017-2018 Chair of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Board of Governors on May 16, 2017, at GNYHA's Annual Meeting and Reception.
5/11/2017 Stony Brook-Mentored HOPE Program Inspires Students from Underserved High Schools to Follow Careers in HealthcareFifteen high school seniors from the Brentwood, Longwood, and Wyandanch school districts celebrated their "graduation" from Stony Brook Medicine's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) Program at a ceremony on May 9, 2017, in the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Tower.
5/5/2017 First of Its Kind Case of Craniosynostosis in Triplets, Surgically Repaired at Stony Brook Children's HospitalAmy and Michael Howard of Center Moriches couldn't believe when they heard that they were having triplets, but the surprises didn't stop there. Shortly after birth, the first time parents found out in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Stony Brook Medicine that all three of their babies -- Jackson, Hunter, and Kaden -- had Craniosynostosis, a congenital premature fusion of one or more sutures on a baby's skull.
4/28/2017 Nationally Recognized Medical Educator Named to NBME Executive BoardLatha Chandran, MD, MPH, the Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term as an executive board member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
4/19/2017 US Veterans With Heart Disease and Depression Face Difficulties Affording HealthcareA study of more than 13,000 veterans with heart disease revealed that for those who also had depression, gaining access to and affording healthcare and medications is more difficult than those without depression. Led by Puja Parikh, MD, MPH, an interventional cardiologist at the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, the study findings magnify the importance of assessing issues related to veterans with heart disease and concomitant mental health disease.
4/11/2017 Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program Receives $60 Million from NIOSHThe Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program, led by Benjamin Luft, MD, the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has received a five year federal grant totaling more than $60 million. Awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the grant comes at a time when the WTC Wellness Program continues to expand its medical services to patients and is relocating later this month to a larger clinical space in Stony Brook Medicine's new specialty care facility in Commack, NY.
3/27/2017 Cancer Center Receives $40,000 From Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Walk for BeautyStony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $40,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO). The proceeds were raised from the WMHO's 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty held on Sunday, October 23, 2016, in Stony Brook, NY.
3/21/2017 Medical Students Launch Careers at a Match Day Like No OtherShouts and tears of joy filled the scene as 119 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students found out where they will launch their medical careers at the school's Match Day event. Medical schools nationwide hold Match Day each March. Stony Brook students matched to top residency training programs at institutions such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, University of California San Francisco, University of California Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Stanford University, New York University, Mt. Sinai and Stony Brook Medicine. They begin their training in July.
3/9/2017 Discovery of a new Metabolic Pathway of a Known Lipid has Implications in Cancer, ObesityA collaborative Stony Brook University research team has discovered a novel metabolic pathway of the lipid ceramide, which is involved in cell death. The finding illustrates that ceramide is stored in lipid droplets, a step that may help to uncover processes necessary for cell death and lipid metabolism, and therefore has implications in the development of cancer or obesity. The paper is published in Cell Metabolism.
3/8/2017 Stony Brook and Suffolk Launch First Joint Admissions Nursing ProgramThe Stony Brook University School of Nursing and Suffolk County Community College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch the Suffolk-Stony Brook Nursing First Program. The new program, the first of its kind on Long Island, begins September 2017 with an initial class of 65 students. Students will be accepted to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program (at Suffolk) and be selected to move directly into a Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program (at Stony Brook) upon completion of the Suffolk degree.
3/2/2017 Stony Brook Medicine Center Opens in Commack, Expands Healthcare for Long IslandersStony Brook Medicine opened a new, multispecialty center in Commack yesterday called "Advanced Specialty Care," offering the residents of Long Island more choices and flexibility when looking for the highest quality medical care.
2/23/2017 Nationally Recognized Physician Educator Named to Distinguished Teaching ProfessorshipLatha Chandran, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized physician educator, has been named the inaugural Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor.
2/13/2017 Med Student Brings Magic to Patients at Stony Brook Children's HospitalStony Brook University School of Medicine student David Elkin is not your typical third-year medical student. In addition to studying to become a doctor, he spends his spare time spreading magic around the hallways of Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
2/9/2017 Shoveling Out: Seven Tips for Surviving Inconveniences Caused by Winter StormsAs each winter storm ends and it's time to get back the daily grind, getting out of the house and back on the roads could come with some risk and potential injury. Experts from the Stony Brook University Trauma Center share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and major accidents.
12/29/2016 Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016Reflecting on all that 2016 brought our way, Stony Brook University is taking a look back at the top stories that are shaping our future. Along the way, Stony Brook experts played a role in impacting the news of the day as we followed the road to the White House, the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, global health advances in Madagascar, men's NCAA basketball and more. Join us on this look back at the top stories of 2016.
12/26/2016 Stony Brook Surgeons Reconstruct Baby's Skull using 3D Printing, Baby Celebrates First ChristmasMark and Nicole Bono never imaged that their beautiful baby boy would be undergoing head surgery at just six months old. When there was no change in baby Vincent's triangular-shaped forehead at two months, Drs. Michael Egnor and Elliot Duboys of Stony Brook Medicine explained a new, innovative procedure for craniosynostosis that benefits from the use of 3D printing technology.
12/14/2016 Holiday Safety Tips from Stony Brook Experts to Ensure the Season Stays Merry and BrightThe hustle and bustle that comes with the 'most wonderful time of the year' can unfortunately lead many to disregard of important safety precautions.
12/8/2016 Bahl Center Will Transform Approach to Precision Cancer MedicineUnderstanding the metabolism of cancer at its most complicated cellular levels is an essential approach to advance cancer research and patient outcomes. Add new imaging tools and technology that can map tumors with more precision than ever before and you have a new, one-of-a-kind translational research resource, soon to be located at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Stony Brook University held a dedication ceremony for the official opening of the new program on December 1, in its first laboratory space in the Health Sciences tower.
10/17/2016 Gearing Up for Flu Season: Prevention is KeyColder temps during the first months of fall are a stark reminder that people should start thinking about how to prevent the influenza virus, or the flu.